Loving my girls colorful eggs! When should I expect consistent numbers?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Freerange Chick, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. Freerange Chick

    Freerange Chick In the Brooder

    Aug 27, 2014
    Holden, Missouri
    Yesterday we had 5 eggs! 4 in one nest and 1 in another "real" nesting box. Got our first green egg! Monday we had 3 and Sunday we had 2. We have 20 hens who free range. They started laying about 3 weeks ago. How many and when should I expect to see on a consistent bases?
    Of course I have to share the pics. The colors are so beautiful!

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  2. FryeFarm

    FryeFarm In the Brooder

    Sep 4, 2014
    Oh so pretty! I just got my first blue today and was so happy. It really just depends, it takes anywhere from 23-26 hours for a hen to lay the next egg (thoughts are varied on the times) but if they are new layers then it'll take a while for them to lay regularly. My maran laid two eggs took a day off then laid 3 more days took a day off then one every other day. I guess their systems just take a little while to adjust to laying then they get a little more regular.
  3. TeamBigfoot

    TeamBigfoot Chirping

    Feb 23, 2014
    And different breeds will lay with different regularity. Our red sex-linked is our most regular, probably 6 eggs every 7 days. Our EE is 5 of 7 at best. Our BO is about the same, when she's not broody. If you get consistent production from a variety of breeds, it's just luck!

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